Pashinyan speaks by phone with Macron, expresses readiness to hold urgent discussions with Aliyev on de-escalation
YEREVAN, SPETEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan spoke by phone on Saturday with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Issues related to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of the illegal blocking of the Lachin Corridor, the buildup of Azerbaijani troops around Nagorno-Karabakh, and the increasing tension on the Armenia-Azerbaijan state border were discussed, Pashinyan’s office said in a readout.
Prime Minister Pashinyan reaffirmed his commitment to the Prague agreements of October 6, 2022 and the Brussels agreements of May 14, 2023, and to the approach of solving all issues exclusively through diplomatic means and in a constructive atmosphere.
President Macron emphasized that the reduction of tension along the borders is a necessity. Prime Minister Pashinyan expressed readiness to hold urgent discussions with the president of Azerbaijan aimed at reducing the tension.
President Macron expressed his willingness to support the efforts aimed at establishing peace and stability in the region.